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Developmental Plasticity and Evolution


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Part I - Framework for a Synthesis 1: Gaps and Inconsistencies in Modern Evolutionary Thought 2: Material for a Synthesis 3: Plasticity 4: Modularity 5: Development 6: Adaptive Evolution 7: Principles of Development and Evolution 8: Darwin's Theory of Development and Evolution Part II - The Origins of Novelty 9: The Nature and Analysis of Phenotypic Transitions 10: Duplication 11: Deletion 12: Reversion 13: Heterochrony 14: Heterotopy 15: Cross-sexual Transfer 16: Quantitative Shifts in Correlated Change 17: Combinatorial Evolution at the Molecular Level 18: Phenotypic Recombination by Learning 19: Recurrence Part III - Alternative Phenotypes 20: Alternative Phenotypes as a Phase of Evolution 21: Divergence without Speciation 22: Maintenance without Equilibrium 23: Assessment Part IV - Developmental Plasticity and the Major Themes of Evolutionary Biology 24: Gradualism 25: Homology 26: Environmental Modifications 27: Speciation 28: Adaptive Radiation 29: Macroevolution 30: Punctuation 31: One Final Word: Sex


No other treatment of development and evolution since Darwin's offers such a comprehensive and critical discussion of the relevant issues. Ethology Ecology & Evolution The arguments of this book call for a new view of the major themes of evolutionary biology. Ethology Ecology & Evolution This book satisfies the need for a truly general book on development, plasticity and evolution that applies to living organisms in all of their life stages and environments. Ethology Ecology & Evolution This book solves key problems that have impeded a definitive sythesis in the past. Ethology Ecology & Evolution The first comprehensive synthesis on development and evolution. Ethology Ecology & Evolution

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